Press release -
Loose Wheel Indicator selected by Audi for a range of car models
Audi was in 2018 the first car manufacturer on the market equipping their cars with the NIRA software for detection of loose wheels (LWI – Loose Wheel Indicator) in their A6, A7, A8 and Q8 models, largely increasing safety for their customers. LWI is the second product on the market from NIRA Dynamics and it is very well suited for the evolving automotive industry.
LWI is a software product, meaning that there is no addition of hardware to the car, this way minimizing cost and environmental impact. The already available information in the car is used to detect if a wheel is about to come loose. By picking up certain vibrations, LWI can detect a loose wheel long before a driver ends up in a dangerous situation.
Link to movie introduction of the LWI product: https://vimeo.com/269581426
“Losing a wheel is not such a rare event as one could imagine. We are excited that LWI will further increase safety in Audi’s cars, and we hope many other manufacturers will follow the Audi initiative to increase the safety on the roads.” says Predrag Pucar, CEO at NIRA Dynamics.
Many lost wheels are caused by basic issues such as using the wrong bolts or nuts, over or under-torque, omitted re-torqueing, or dirt and corrosion. Issues that have led to thousands of accidents each year. LWI by NIRA will be part of the “Wheel bolts with theft protection” package, which is standard equipment in the Audi vehicles.
LWI is one part of the bigger software suite that is in development at NIRA, focusing on predictive maintenance and smarter diagnostics. “At NIRA, we are dedicated to contributing to sustainable transport and mobility, where Mobility as a Service is a key component. Introduction of MaaS into the society means many ways for NIRA to apply our signal processing knowledge.”
For further information, please contact:
Johan Hägg, Head of Marketing and Communication
Phone: +46 700 454056
ABOUT NIRA: Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sweden, NIRA Dynamics is at the forefront of sensor fusion, providing cost-efficient, value-adding services for safety, advanced driver assistance and autonomy functions in the global vehicle industry. Customers include some of the world’s leading car manufacturers, such as Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Volvo, Fiat and Renault.
About NIRA Dynamics: NIRA Dynamics, established 2001 with main office in Linköping/Sweden, is specialized in sensor fusion and develops cost efficient safety and navigation solutions for the global vehicle industry. Among the customers are leading vehicle manufacturers as Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Seat, Skoda, Volvo, Fiat and Renault. To learn more about NIRA, visit: niradynamics.se
At NIRA Dynamics, we are all about innovation and exploration. Driven by great minds that think alike – and differently – we find smarter solutions and develop what doesn’t exist. Always sharing one clear vision: to make transportation safe and hassle-free, using software only.
Today the automotive market is transforming into a mobility and transportation market, and autonomy is becoming central. With our existing solutions and continuous innovation in our two business areas; Vehicle Onboard Analytics and Road Perception, we are a key player in this development.